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il vecchio

110 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3016
+1 831-324-4282
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“carbonara” (28 reviews)
“homemade pasta” (23 reviews)
“salad” (60 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
110 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3016
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I keep giving this restaurant a second chance (and third, fourth, and fifth), but it keeps disappointing. The service is consistently unprofessional, and the food is overpriced. It is supposedly authentic northern Italian food, and while many of the dishes are technically northern Italian in...More

Thank Anise_R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was good, but just above average though. Service was ok, but when I got the check, they added more items that I didn't order...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really warm welcome, owners attentive and genuinely pleased to see their restaurant so busy. Great quality wholesome Italian food. Nice European portion sizes. Pasta dishes fantastic.

1  Thank loustar007
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The quality, the kitchen, the waiters, the site and the product, have been amazing. You have a worker menu from monday to friday, until 13:30. The cost is 11$. This menu has salad and one main course fix, every day they change it. We went...More

1  Thank Berto P
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

My wife & I had dinner here recently & decided to come back for dinner again. We arrived on Tuesday & found plenty of tables open. We asked for a booth & we were told they are reserved for larger parties. We did get a...More

1  Thank michael g
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Went to il vecchio on a Wednesday night. Asit was pizza night, a lot of other people were there as well. Now we know why!! Pizza was fantastic, not too heavy on the sauce... Just right. Desserts were fantastic as well. I had Limoncello sorbet...More

Thank joemY3087XB
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Can’t recommend this restaurant enough. We visited twice for dinner and having had our fill of ‘American’ cuisine on our road trip, this was an absolute find - fish and vegetables, bliss 😀 Food was delicious with an extensive local and European wine list. Only...More

Thank MStanleyLondon
Reviewed 3 November 2017

The Worker's Lunch (M-F lunch) is the best deal: I could not believe it was only $10.85 for an entree, spaghetti, and a salad (all generous portions)! Great & friendly service and like eating in someone's expanded kitchen. There is a fixed daily entree or...More

Thank jjoyj
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We got a table for two, even though it was a busy night. The pasta was amazing, as was the dessert! We had a super friendly waiter (I think maybe his name was Adam?), and I highly recommend it.

Thank Martine L
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

I was so excited to try the restaurant after reading all the awesome reviews of the place. Fortunately I have made a reservation after reading that it's going to be crowded which it did. In my opinion, food could have been better to measure up...More

Thank trilogy247
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25 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Robin A | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately Il Vecchio does not have outdoor seating. You may have to try one of the restaurants on Lighthouse in downtown Pacific Grove.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Central Ave, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3016
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-324-4282
  • E-mail
Award winning authentic Italian food on the Monterey Peninsula. We serve dinner every night from 5 pm, Lunch Monday - Friday noon til 1:30 pm and Weekend Brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 11 am - 2 pm. You will enjoy our wine list with very reasonably priced wonderful wines. We also serve beer. We have a catering menu and host rehearsal dinners and other special occasion large parties. Our food is loved by the locals for being consistently fresh and delicious. We look forward to seeing you soon.
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